A trained elephant, a drone, a JCB machine and a team of 20 forest officials safely captured a wounded tigress on Tuesday, a day after it had killed two villagers and injured another in Chhattisgear’s Surajpur district.
The deceased were identified as Kailash Singh and Samay Lal, and the injured as Rai Singh.
Around 6 am on Monday, the tigress had attacked the men when they were collecting wood in Surajpur forest area near Kalamanjan village under the Odgi development block.
The men had hit the tigress with an axe and the animal had taken refuge in the bushes near the spot where the incident had taken place.
On Monday afternoon, a team of forest officials, veterinary doctor, and others reached the spot and they could spot the animal.
“The risk was comparatively less as she was wounded,” said an official.
A drone was then used to take her photographs to study the nature of wounds which helped them ascertain that she will not be able to walk easily.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day Advertisement
The officials, however, decided to delay the operation by a day due to visibility issues and to equip themselves better. The operation resumed at 9am on Tuesday when a trained Asiatic elephant named ‘Teeratram’ reached the spot.
Around 10am, a tranquiliser dart was fired at the big cat from atop the JCB machine. Within minutes, the animal lost consciousness and she was shifted to a cage.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
An official said, “She was not moving for 24 hours before being captured but fortunately she was on her feet in the cage. She will be kept under observation for around a month. A committee will be constituted to find out if she can be released in the wild again.”© The Indian Express (P) Ltd